Japanese artist Shuji Mukai was commissioned to hand-paint three columns within the store, with a design that relates directly to the gutai art movement popular in the 1950s and 60s. Peter Marino angled the wall behind the columns to make the artwork a focal point, while simultaneously re-directing circulation. In addition, Italian artist Giuseppe Penone has installed pieces made of molded leather and bronze — materials employed to lend the scheme a “natural ruggedness”.
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The premises are decorated with fine materials, custom-made furniture pieces, and last but not least, original artworks, adding a distinctly personal touch. A true showcase for the luxury brand, it carries the full range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, accessories, jewellery and watches.
It’s structured around an atrium at the core of the building and features an interior that combines a lavish mix of materials such as soft gold and bronze with reflective glass, marble and lacquer. Different textures are subtly put in contrast while at the same being captured in a modern archtectural scheme.
French luxury label Louis Vuitton has opened a new retail location in Munich, Germany, tucked perfectly into the city’s historic Residenzpost. The three-story retail location was designed by renowned architect Peter Marino, who applied Louis Vuitton’s decadent aesthetic to the building, creating a luxurious atmosphere in one of Munich’s most iconic sites.
The decor, as well as echoing the symbols of the brand, takes elements inspired by Coco Chanel’s apartment where he lived (which can be seen in tweed carpets, made exclusively for the new spot.) In the color palette, shades that are always present in creations such as white, ivory, black and red predominate, between wall panels painted by hand.
The grand opening of the first Louis Vuitton Maison in Shanghai at Plaza 66 will be the 16th Maison worldwide and will further bring together the style and elegance of Louis Vuitton under one roof. Specially designed by architect Peter Marino, new design elements and custom- made furniture has been combined to create a unique and innovative Louis Vuitton experience.